Wed. Group Parts Befriending, Q&A, Live Brief Demos with Laura
After a guided meditation, we’ll spend time on Q&As (Ask Laura anything!), and I’ll work with a few volunteers individually in a brief demo–tending to parts that are present and want to be spoken for. The rest of the group listens, witnesses and extends Self energy. This is not therapy, but gives you an opportunity to experience the IFS framework directly (as the volunteer I’m working with) or as a witness–noticing what parts in you are present during this experience. My time with each volunteer is typically around 10 minutes, but we may re-adjust that if needed during our time together.
First Wednesday of the month after the Pause for Calm the Group Parts Befriending is 1-2pm PST for $19.
Students agree to maintaining Group Confidentiality and not disclosing any identifying information about Group Members outside of this session.
As a Parts Process facilitator in my Alchemizing Uncertain Times Through Writing class, Laura Schmidt offered such a genuine, compassionate, respectful, trauma-informed presence to our community, adding the level of safety my scared parts were concerned might be hard to achieve on Zoom. Even with so little time to tend to so many people, what a gift to see people’s triggered parts soften, relax, express, and heal right before our very eyes. When Laura reiterated, “We just can’t love on our protectors enough!” I could feel the whole group shift, open, and soften, like a much-needed group hug for all the parts in our inner world and all the parts in each other. Laura’s IFS facilitation is a treasure to parts that are just desperate to be loved. She is a hope merchant for hopeless parts indeed.